Diseases, 16 Oct 2021
Pests and diseases cut global wheat production by 21.5 per cent. Leaf rust has long been considered the most damaging rust pathogen of wheat overall.
Diseases, 25 Sep 2021
Pulse growers in medium-to-high-rainfall areas in the southern region have been urged to monitor crops closely for signs of disease due to the forecast for a wetter spring, following three years of average or below-average rainfall. Growers are reminded to remain vigilant against foliar leaf diseases during spring.
Diseases, 18 Sep 2021
A national survey has, for the first time, profiled pathogens of pulse roots, documenting an emerging risk to crop productivity
Diseases, 17 Sep 2021
Researchers have discovered a unique set of genes that will help breeders to develop barley varieties with more stable resistance to powdery mildew.
Diseases, 11 Sep 2021
A cache of genes that provide durable resistance to barley leaf rust are being identified, with DNA markers allowing for their accelerated deployment in breeding programs
Diseases, 09 Sep 2021
Early last year, we wrote about the threat posed to Australian barley growers by the exotic barley stripe/yellow rust pathogen (BYR). This pathogen causes significant problems in barley production in some parts of the world, but fortunately it is not present in Australia.
Diseases, 01 Sep 2021
A wet winter in southern Australia has seen an increase in the prevalence of the region’s most significant wheat disease, Septoria Tritici Blotch.
Diseases, 22 Aug 2021
Oilseed disease expert Steve Marcroft is encouraging growers to monitor crops after reports of severe blackleg infection in canola.
Diseases, 13 Aug 2021
NSW DPI senior plant pathologist Steven Simpfendorfer said accurate diagnosis and pathology support will be critical this season to ensure growers and advisers have the right disease management strategies in place.
Diseases, 04 Aug 2021
Recent rainfall patterns and mild temperatures have proved ideal conditions for the development of root and foliar diseases increasing the need for growers to have a strategic and disciplined approach to disease management.